Is there evidence of local and international success stories in policy advocacy towards removing toxic pesticides from our food system?

The month of October is here with us and with it a time of reflection and introspection..a time to take stock of some key policy advocacy wins….evidence of gradual policy shifts towards agro-ecology as a sustainable food system which is the pathway to food security and nutrition.

In view of the increasing evidence on failure of the current food system, what is the way forward?

  • There is need for urgent global and local food policy shifts to remove these toxic agrochemicals, especially pesticides, out of our food systems by banning them and shifting to safer and more sustainable agro-ecological food systems as pathways to achieve food security and nutrition.
  • Need for concerted evidence based policy advocacy towards food sovereignty.